Gabe Klein, former director of the DC Department of Transportation will be giving not one, but two seminars at PSU on Friday. Both will be webcast:
Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2011 Transportation Seminar Series
Speaker: Gabe Klein, Former Director of Washington, DC Department of Transportation
Topic: The Past, Present and Future of Personal Urban Transportation
Abstract: Transportation expert Gabe Klein, former Director of the District Department of Transportation (Washington, DC), Co-Founder of On-the-Fly, and former Regional VP of ZipCar, will be speaking about the future of urban transportation and quality of life. 85% of US citizens live in urban metropolitan areas. People are moving back to the urban cores, and what were once suburbs are now looking more like small cities or urban villages themselves. Given the inevitable demographic and geographic population shifts over the next 30 years, what is transportation going to look like in 2020? 2030? How will we manage the change? Gabe will talk about macro and micro policy and market trends, such as access vs. ownership, the commoditization of transportation, landuse, bicycle/pedestrian shifts, and technology affecting consumer choice.
When: Friday, April 8, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204
Transportation expert Gabe Klein, former Director of the District Department of Transportation (Washington, DC), Co-Founder of On-the-Fly, and former Regional VP of ZipCar, will share lessons learned from the launch of Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C. He will be joined by Alison Cohen (Alta Bike Share).
What: Lessons Learned from Capital Bike Share
When: Friday, April 8, 2011, 3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Portland State University, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory (Room 315 of the Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Ave)
Who: The event is open to the public. The room holds approximately 50 on a first-come-first-served basis.
Webcast: A live webcast will be available. Windows Media Player required. The webcast will also be archived and available later via otrec.us
Mr. Klein is visiting Oregon as part of the UO Sustainable Cities Initiative’s Expert in Residence program and OTREC’s Visiting Scholars Program. He is spending Wednesday in Eugene, meeting with faculty, students and local partners, touring Eugene by bike and BRT, and giving a a public lecture as part of the LiveMove Speaker Series (5:30 p.m., Eugene Electric Station). On Thursday, is he visiting Salem where UO’s Sustainable City Year is focusing its efforts in 2010-11. In Portland on Friday, Mr. Klein is meeting with students in the morning and then presenting a public lecture as part of Portland State University’s weekly transportation seminar series (Noon, PSU Urban Center room 204 and on the web).
Event flier: http://www.ibpi.usp.pdx.edu/media/BikeShareFlier.pdf